There's no better way to learn about wine than tasting comparatively, talking about it while you're tasting it ("so that's why this wine tastes different than that!"), and hearing about the wine's background. (Plus, it's the most fun you'll ever have learning something.)

Red Wines of the Southern Rhone - Tuesday, July 26 (MPM) and Wednesday, July 27 (Shorewood)
Seatings at 6 & 7:30 p.m. at MPM; 6 & 8 p.m. at Shorewood
Reds of the Southern Rhone are an intriguing blend of Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Mourvedre, and often a few other grapes thrown in for good measure. Rich, meaty, smoky, and earthy, yet wonderfully balanced, they're exceptionally versatile and delicious both with food and on their own. Chateauneuf du Pape is the most famous appellation in the region, but other villages such as Rasteau and Gigondas produce top-quality wines as well, while Cotes-du-Rhones offer exceptional value. This will be a delicious chance to explore the wines of the region! The wines will be:

  • Cachette 2014 Cotes du Rhone ($14.95)
  • Domaine Montfaucon 2011 "Baron Louis" Lirac ($23.95)
  • Pierre Henri Morel 2010 Gigondas ($34.95)
  • Lucien & Andre Brunel 2013 "Les Cailloux" Chateauneuf du Pape ($41.95)
  • Domaine de la Janasse 2012 "Chaupins" Chateauneuf du Pape ($89.95)

Cost of the tasting is $20 per person plus tax. Seatings are at 6 and 7:30 p.m. at MPM and 6 & 8 p.m. at Shorewood. RSVPs are required; a credit card is required to secure your reservation. (If you call to cancel by 3 p.m. the day of the tasting, your card will not be charged. If you are on the wait list, we'll notify you by 3 p.m. if space has become available.) Email or call us at 414.277.7707 (MPM) or 414.906.1906 (Shorewood).

Shorewood Summer Spectacular - Sunday, August 21
1 p.m - 3 p.m. at Shorewood
Please join us for our third annual Shorewood Summer Spectacular, a fantastic walk-around tasting (at tables both inside the shop and outside in the courtyard) featuring 65+ great summer wines - crisp whites, dry rosÚs, sparklers, and lighter reds. All wines will be selected by Thief Wine and reflect our focus of artisanal, high-value, terroir-driven selections (i.e., not the mass-production wines you see at most large wine tastings). Light appetizers will be provided, and live music will enhance the atmosphere. To ensure attendees have the best possible experience and prevent overcrowding, tickets are limited to 75 people. It should be a fantastic afternoon!

Tickets are $50 inclusive per person and include your own tasting glass to keep. To order stop in to either Thief location or call 414.277.7707. More details are at our Shorewood Summer Spectacular Web page.

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